Tag: robert frost

  • The Gift Outright by Robert Frost

    Today is the birthday of Robert Frost, who was born on March 26, 1874. His poems make us think of rural New England, but he was born in San Francisco. Here is the poem he read at the inauguration of President Kennedy in January 1961. The poet died in Boston two years later, on January…

  • Reading The Road Not Taken on Robert Frost’s birthday

    Today is the birthday of two poets, Robert Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) and A.E. Houseman (March 26, 1859 – April 30, 1936), and the playwright, Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983). Here are three poems by Frost.

  • On Julia’s Clothes and 99 other most popular poems

    This must be one of the shortest, heavily anthologized poems in the English language. On Julia’s Clothes, by Robert Herrick, runs to only six lines. But, witty and playful, this 17th century poem is one of the 100 most anthologized poems in the English language, according to the Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry. Here are…

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